Fashionistas who claim to be in-the-know should keep their eyes peeled for sun-loving Aztec graphic prints in the coming summer months. These graphic prints set in bright neon colors are reminiscent of the ‘Fresh Prince’ era and are sure to illicit awed and envious glances.
The easy-to-wear pattern has found a home in many different high-end labels such as See by Chloé, Etro, Bottega Veneta, and Missoni.
There are also bright Aztec patterns found at more affordable labels like Fresh Karma, the Icelandic label Marikka, and the hipster-friendly label American Apparel.
There are even some Aztec patterned articles featured in award-winning recording artist M.I.A.‘s fashion line called Okley Run. And for recessionistas, 1980s vintage store finds are a great way to cop the look on the cheap.
As worn by model Arlenis Sosa at the Topshop opening pre-party in NYC, this versatile look can also go from beach to red carpet by merely layering a subdued cover-up jacket on top. For men, this look can be balanced off with some well-fitted khakis or linen trousers to keep the look crisp without slipping to kitsch.